International Standard Serial Number


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Related to International Standard Serial Number: International Standard Book Number

Interna′tional Stand′ard Se′rial Num`ber


n.
a unique, internationally utilized number code assigned to a serial publication for the purposes of identification and inventory control. Abbr.: ISSN
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50 search standard, the International Standard Serial Number (ISSN) numbering system, and the underlying standards behind MARC are NISO standards.
International Standard Serial Number (ISSN): [ISSN, 2003]: "The ISSN is an eight-digit number which identifies periodical publications as such, including electronic serials.
In the process he learned that he had to apply for a new ISSN, the International Standard Serial Number that uniquely identifies each periodical (or "serial") around the world to, among others, librarians, scholars, the Copyright Clearance Center, and USPS in the case of periodical-rate mailings.

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